File - Patriarch Beshara Rai attends a ceremony in Jounieh, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai has lent support for the planned dialogue between the country's two rival Christian leaders, describing it as an "important step" toward ending the deadlock that has left Lebanon without a president for more than seven months, Bkirki officials said Friday.Earlier Friday, MP Ibrahim Kanaan from Aoun's bloc said a meeting between the FPM and LF leaders was imminent.Rai said the Maronite Church encouraged all dialogue initiatives that aim to search for solutions to the country's myriad political and security woes.
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